If it’s languages I wish I knew how to speak, read and write Latin, Gaelic and Spanish.
There’s something magical about old languages and that’s the pull Latin have over me. It’s one of my dreams to be able to read a book or an old literary work written in Latin and be able to understand and enjoy it. To view an original manuscript and read it as the writer wrote it.
Gaelic is special for me. I haven’t been to Ireland or Scotland except on my dreams. I love imagining the highlands, its people and the magic of the land. Something’s special about it and it calls to me, weird I know. I read about Ireland and Scotland only in novels but when I close my eyes I drift to places the novelists take me, I like the feel of it all. I see myself walking in on an old Irish pub ordering my first shot of Irish whiskey, listening to people telling stories. I’m in love with the thought of the society, the music and I would really love to hear a folk song sang in Gaelic. I admit I haven’t heard one not even on videos. I won’t rob myself of the opportunity to listen to a Gaelic folk song for the first time live and I believe my first experience will be very emotional.
Spanish is another language I wish I was fluent in and would like to learn in the future. Some people consider French or Italian to be the language of romantics but I feel the Castilian language affects me romantically the most.
I want to be fluent in Latin for academic reasons, Gaelic for personal reasons but my desire to learn Spanish is a combination of the two, if that makes sense.
Spanish is another language universally spoken aside from English but my reason isn’t only that. It may come up as silly or something but I think some phrases sound better in Spanish… like they hold a whole different meaning.
Hearing “I love you” is great makes, the heart beat faster, but hearing “Te quiero” have some pull to it… a dreamy feel. It’s like hearing a full love song in just one phrase.